October 17, 2007: On Oct. 5, Local 726 Teamsters working for the City of Chicago ratified their contract overwhelmingly after pressing hard to get what they deserved.
Local Union Reform
September 21, 2007: For the second time in three weeks, the 2,100 Teamsters who move the City of Chicago have rejected their contract.
September 11, 2007: Bobby Hogan, the secretary treasurer of Chicago Local 714, has been charged by the Independent Review Board (IRB) with bringing reproach upon the union.
September 11, 2007: Local 743 President Richard Lopez has broken the record for the shortest tenure by any Teamster official.
September 7, 2007: Local 743 President Richard Lopez and other officials have been indicted on charges of rigging their local election. Now reformers are preparing to run and win this fall.
September 6, 2007: The National Labor Relations Board ordered the reinstatement of a fired Teamster reform activist.
On August 29, the 2000 Teamsters who move the city of Chicago rejected a ten-year contract that would have put their future at risk.
August 23, 2007: By Richard Berg: The 11,000 hospital, custodial, clerical, and manufacturing workers of Teamster Local 743 will get something they haven’t had recently: a fair local election.